Niraj is currently the lead clinical pharmacist for the largest primary care provider in Leicester, Willows Health. As the pharmacist clinical lead, transformational lead and developmental lead, he oversees a team of 12 pharmacy professionals and is responsible for their professional development and ensuring clinical excellence through governance standards. As a pharmacist primary care development adviser for the Royal College of General Practitioners, Niraj is also involved in the development and quality improvement of general practice and delivery of care.
Niraj is currently the primary care lead for the innovative iCKD/LUCID (Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland Chronic Kidney Disease Integrated Care Delivery) project and has worked closely with the UK Kidney Association (UKKA) to develop a peer-led consensus report on all future UKKA guidelines. Niraj has more recently founded the pioneering Willows Health ‘Centre for CaReMe Excellence’ which aims to take population health management approach to lower local health inequalities and improve outcomes for high-risk patients in Leicester in a holistic manner. Niraj’s team’s work in the proactive management for respiratory and cardiovascular-renal metabolic diseases has received merit and contributed to his team being named highly commended PCN of the Year and was used as examples of best practice, along with their role in research and new treatment discovery as a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) accredited centre.